Matthews leads all-SOC honorees


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Wheelersburg senior Makya Matthews (29) was named the Southern Ohio Conference Division II Defensive Player of the Year for the second consecutive season.

Wheelersburg senior Makya Matthews (29) was named the Southern Ohio Conference Division II Defensive Player of the Year for the second consecutive season.


Courtesy of Terry Stevenson

PORTSMOUTH – Thursday morning, the Southern Ohio Conference released their all-SOC football teams for SOC Divisions I and II, as well as those individual accolades awarded to standout performers on their field of play.

SOC II

Offensive Player of the Year – Payton Shoemaker, Waverly

Defensive Player of the Year – Makya Matthews, Wheelersburg

Co-Lineman of the Year – Levi Warren, Minford & Gavin Welch, Wheelersburg

Coach of the Year – Rob Woodward, Wheelersburg

All-SOC II First Team
Wheelersburg – Makya Matthews, Evan Horsley, Gavin Welch, Blake Richardson, Brady Warner, Hunter Ruby, Gage Adkins, Kaleb Johnson
Waverly – Payton Shoemaker, Haydn Shanks, Will Futhey, Spencer Pollard, Ezekiel Brown
Oak Hill – Keaton Potter, Triston Diltz, Flint Barger, Austin Campbell
Minford – Ty Wiget, Levi Warren, Elijah Vogelsong-Lewis
Valley – Connor Fell, Mason Zaler
West – William Journey
All-SOC II Second Team
Wheelersburg – Luke Miller, Ethan Goode, Adam Vastine
Waverly – Grayson Diener, Zack Brown, Andrew Welch
Oak Hill – Conor Dickens, Noah Donley
Minford – Matthew Risner, Drew Skaggs
Valley – Levi Williams
West – Joe Igaz, Luke Bradford

SOC I

Offensive Player of the Year – Josh Ferguson, Symmes Valley

Tri-Defensive Players of the Year – Caleb Mullens, Symmes Valley; Braidan Haney, East; Logan Clemmons, Eastern

Lineman of the Year – Gavin Yates, Symmes Valley

Coach of the Year – Rusty Webb, Symmes Valley

All-SOC I First Team
Symmes Valley – Jack Leith, Josh Ferguson, Caleb Mullens, Gavin Yates, Tanner McComas, Ethan Patterson, Luke Leith, Kayson Adkins
Northwest – Caleb Crabtree, Brayden Campbell, Nathan Rivers, Timmy Emmons, Evan Lintz
Eastern – Logan Clemmons, Dillion Mattox, Tyler Hanshaw, Kyle Beasley
Green – Trevor Darnell, Seth Imes, Ethan Huffman
East – Braidan Haney, Chase Coyle
Notre Dame – Logan Emnett
All-SOC I Second Team
Symmes Valley – Christian Gilbert, Eli Patterson, Nick Strow
Northwest – Kaden Zumbro, Andrew Hyland, Billy Crabtree
Eastern – Devon Conley, Jake Tribby
Green – Caleb Derifield, Mason Hensley
East – Austin Smith
Notre Dame – Jake McGuire, Austin Vaughters

Wheelersburg senior Makya Matthews (29) was named the Southern Ohio Conference Division II Defensive Player of the Year for the second consecutive season.
https://www.portsmouth-dailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/28/2019/11/web1_Makya-Matthews-_-DPOY.jpgWheelersburg senior Makya Matthews (29) was named the Southern Ohio Conference Division II Defensive Player of the Year for the second consecutive season. Courtesy of Terry Stevenson

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Reach Jacob Smith at (740) 353-3101 ext. 1930, by email at jsmith@aimmediamidwest.com, or on Twitter @JacobSmithPDT © 2019 Portsmouth Daily Times, all rights reserved